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Do aged domains still have value

12:39 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have the opportunity to buy a two word dot com. It was registered in 1998 and it has basic content on the site.

I have really struggled to find a suitable domain for a new site I want to create and I have looked for many possible combinations .net, .org, hyphens etc.

My gut feeling is good, but Google has really been changing things up recently. I believe now they tend to value aged domains, but who knows if this will continue.

I do plan to develop the site, I am just wondering out loud if this is the right thing to do. I know this is a very vague kind of post, but just wondering if anyone could offer any tips or ideas.
9:55 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Every time anything "worked" - that people just couldn't stop talking about, so eventually "that thing" took on a certain critical mass of exploitation and, therefore "theoreticaly" gained the attention of the search spam engineers - well . . . that thing . . that tweak . . that advantage . . just died and went to hell.

Some day, maybe, but I doubt it . . people who "discover" a way to exploit an algo . . will just keep it to themselves . . .

Buy the domain IFF it has value other than its age.
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12:51 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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well works for me :) i bought few months ago a pr3 domain with backlinks and still got the stats.

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